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  • America's Favorite Veterinarian a beloved James Herriot clone

    America's Favorite Veterinarian a beloved James Herriot clone
    On Sept. 30, Dr. Tim Hunt, of Marquette, Mich., was voted America's Favorite Veterinarian in a contest sponsored by the non-profit American Veterinary Medical Foundation. As it turns out, voters chose a kind of modern day James Herriot (the beloved late British country veterinarian, James Alfred "Alf" Wight, best known by his pen name).
  • State sanctions at dog tracks lack real bite

    State sanctions at dog tracks lack real bite
    If ever there were a reason to reform Florida's dog tracks, look no further than the case of Osman Martinez, an ex-dog trainer sanctioned for abusing dogs in his care, yet who was allowed to continue working with — and abusing — greyhounds....

    Jeff Kottkamp: Campaign to end dog racing is a ruse to expand casinos

    Over the past two years there has been a concerted effort to expand gambling at greyhound racetracks in Florida. This effort has been promoted with a misinformation campaign that would make any Minister of Propaganda proud. Rather than openly push for...

    Gary Stein: Time to put down greyhound racing

    Among the many things about Florida I still don't understand — the list gets longer by the day — you can add this: Why on earth do we still have dog racing? The whole idea is insane, inhumane and essentially a relic of the 1950s, as most...

    Douglas C. Lyons: Don't bet on a fix to Florida's gambling rules anytime soon

    There are still three weeks left in the legislative session, but if I were a betting man, I'd say the chances for a major overhaul of Florida's gambling laws in the near future are nil. Last week, the Florida Senate dropped its big gambling-reform bill....